Valentines Day – How to free up your house

Valentines day dinner in without the flatmatesValentines Day. It’s a magical day. Sure, restaurants put their prices up, B&Bs sellout, and flights to romantic destinations become increasingly harder to find, but hey – what are you doing to do? It’s Valentines Day. You’re at the mercury of the stars.

Wrong. Because, instead of splitting a disappointing pizza at Jamie’s Italian, you can romance up your flat kitchen, cook something indulgent, share some wine, listen to music that you actually like, and save yourself about £100. A Valentines at home is the best AND the most romantic of all.  If you don’t believe us, check out these great offers:

Just one problem – those pesky flatmates. But fear not! WDMM has got some top tips regarding how to get rid of them and thus freeing up your love shack.

1) Give them £15 to leave

Now, we’re the first to admit that, if you’re staying home on Valentines Day to save cash, this isn’t the best solution. But £15 is roughly enough to buy yourself 3 pints and some chips, so it means your roomies will be gone most of the evening.

2) Drop a lot of hints

Ahhh hint dropping – something we all love to do. Try these. “Yeah the restaurant I wanted to go to is full, I wish we could just stay in and cook here.” “What are you doing for Valentines Day? We’re thinking of staying in…” “Shotgun the house tonight. Get out.” Yes – lovely subtle hints.

3) Force an argument

This could backfire. The repercussions could be far more severe. But, if you’re desperate, just start freaking out at your housemates about never getting any time to yourself and constantly having to watch their shit on telly and they’ll soon get the picture.

4) Tell them you’re sick

We all know that in flatshares, when one person gets sick, everyone gets sick. Tell your flatemates you’re feeling “all bunged up” and they’re soon scatter. For added effectiveness, start coughing and acting as if your sick a few days prior.

5) Just ask them nicely

Most people are pretty reasonable. If they say “ahhh I was thinking on staying in” then leave it to fate with a simple game of heads or tails.

Image courtesy of Andy Rennie, licensed under CC BY 2.0.

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